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David Watts
Chief Risk Officer at IAG


David joined the Executive Team of IAG as Chief Risk Officer in September 2018 and leads the team responsible for providing Group-wide risk services and enhancing IAG’s risk management capability and positioning.

Prior to joining IAG David held a number of senior roles in the finance industry in Australia and New Zealand including Chief Risk Officer for NAB’s Australian operations and Chief Risk Officer for Westpac’s New Zealand operations. He has led major transformation initiatives including industry-wide programs of work where he has been Chairman of industry working groups and has led significant reviews focused on governance, conduct, culture and integrity. David has worked closely with Financial Regulators in Australia, New Zealand and Asia with a passion for balancing the needs of multiple stakeholder groups.

He is a Certified Practising Accountant, holds an MBA and has studied at INSEAD where he completed the International Executive Program and The Wharton Business School where he completed the Advanced Risk Management Programme. 

Agenda Sessions

  • CRO panel: Manging climate change risk